Suburban Chicago's Brookfield Zoo says a polar bear that was the species' oldest male at an accredited North American zoo has died at age 32.

Washington, Ill. Gets a Special Census

Nov 9, 2017
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More than 20 neighborhoods in the City of Washington are expected to receive a visit from special census counters starting today.

The state of Illinois is among the states leading the nation in the number of college freshmen pursuing higher education in other states.

The son of billionaire Warren Buffett is helping a rural Illinois city halt its declining population.

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New Census figures show Chicago has lost population for the third consecutive year as other major U.S. cities gained population.  Population estimates find that Chicago lost 8,638 residents between 2015 and 2016. However, the city remains the nation's third-largest city with 2.7 million residents.  Chicago trails behind New York with 8.5 million residents and Los Angeles, which has 4 million residents.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Newly released Census Bureau estimates show the Chicago-area's population has declined two years in a row.

Illinois losing residents

Jul 9, 2014

Illinois is losing more residents than are moving in. IPR's Mariam Sobh reports.

For every four people that leave the state, only three people move here.